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' call me nick. you married? millions of women have adored me. quite a guy with the ladies eh? i am a fascinating fellow. look mug playing around with dames is dynamite. but delightful dynamite eddie. [music] live fully while you my and reckon not the cost. deny yourself nothing flame and blaze like a torch and toss the fire about you. omar khayyam said it i'll make the most of what we yet may spend. before we too into the dust descend. you're talking screwy. [laughter] oh is it alright if i laugh occasionally. there ain't nothin to laugh about! i never saw nothing to laugh about my whole life. from the time i left school and ran away from home. on account of my folks was always drunk and fightin i ain't laughed. all i been doing is trying to be somebody and i did pretty good. worked myself up from where i had nothin to eat. and no place to sleep to top guy in my business. splendid you're a man after my own heart. i wish the world was filled with eddies. how long is it going to take us to get up there? any moment now. [car horn] [street sounds] [footsteps] [knock knock] alright down
latest, we're joined from london by abc's nick schifrin. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. we have no comment on this from the u.s. but the iranians claim they brought down what's known as a scan eagle drone, after it violated iranian air space. it's right now in an iranian studio. it's a small surveillance drone. u.s. navy captains used them to watch their own ships. this is not an armed drone. if the iranians brought it down, the u.s. will see that as a very aggressive action. last month, the iranians tried to shoot down a u.s. drone in the same place. almost exactly a year ago, the iranians brought down a high-tech drone, one used by the cia. that was inside iranian territory. as you said, this will raise tensions in a very sensitive area. u.s. has thousands of service members in the gulf, just a few miles from iran. and the u.s. continues to accuse iran of trying to develop a nuclear weapon. ron? paula? >> nick schifrin with the latest from london. thank you, nick. we'll see you in just a moment. >>> also from london, kate middleton, the duche
. >> good morning. >> reporter: that's nick on the left anchoring the hannah boys' center news. good grades, college bound. hard to believe this is the same kid who came from juvenile hall in 9th grade. >> i would have to describe nick as a rival here at hannah as one of a broken human. >> i was giving up. i was to the point where i was done. >> reporter: his parents were addicted to drugs. he is the toddler on the left. his parents would leave the children alone for days. one time in a motel. >> we didn't have money. we had video games which kind of kept us busy. >> reporter: what did you do for food? >> we didn't have any food. >> reporter: they moved every few months. then one day their parents took them to their grandparents in oak ridge. >> they dropped us off and said they would be back and they never came back. they left all four of us up there. >> reporter: they became wards of the court. two foster homes. then in their third placement, nick was in and out of juvenile hall. his sister and brother ran away. >> there were times when i was at home when i washed i was in juvenile hall b
behind jaws arctic style. >>> and a fighter, nick diaz meets a homeless man. >> can i see your chest again? dude, what is that? >> he explains to nick and his friend that that is his heart. >> but, is this video real? or just real weird? >>> and see how one very pregnant lady and her man plan to dance their way into labor. >> i've heard you're supposed to eat a pizza with anchovies and have sex with your husband and that was supposed to make you go into labor. >> that's what gets you pregnant, you got it backwards. >> surveillance video of this accident that happened in mexico back in september has just been leaked. >> this is surveillance video of a refinery belonging to pemex, which is a company in mexico. >> holy mackerel. >> oh no! >> wow! >> oh, it looks like one big fireball. >> obviously an explosion that keeps growing and growing and the next thing you know it's massive and it's taken over the entire screen. >> you do see this man in the middle of the screen realize what's going on and take off running. and just as the video is about to end, you see one man crawling, possibly
? stay tuned for our "world news now" christmas tradition called "st. nick and the space nicks." i've never seen this. i'm very excited. >> you have your mug now and you're going to go through that. so you're officially part of the overnight family. you've been indoctrinated with us now. >> i'm happy to be here. >> merry christmas. always good to have you. but first, it is a white christmas for parts of the country. philadelphia and many cities in the northeast got a few inches of snow, but it won't last long due to a coming meltdown. >> it's part of a system that snarled traffic and delayed airline passengers. as abc's alex perez reports. >> reporter: blankets of snow from central new york to northern california, creating christmas chaos for some parts of the country. >> we're hoping we don't sit on the runway. we did that the last time. >> reporter: in chicago, paula and her three daughters arrived early for their christmas eve flight. they are among the millions taking to the crowded skies. >> come on, we just want to get there. come on. we're going to be late, come on, come on.
kera clapper is live in napa where a flood warning is in effect. nick smith is live at the pier in pacifica. we will begin with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, everyone. the rain is in the north bay. it has been gusting and wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour at the airport. as we look at live doppler 7hd right now we see the heavy returns up through highway 101, cloverdale and ross. all this will continue to sink southward. here we are in the southern marin county, richmond, lighter rain to the east and berkeley. not quite reaching the east bay in concord. taking you into alamo. also lafayette and light shower activity. if you are not feeling the rain, you are feeling the wind. a little bit better returns here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, santa rosa from 41 miles an hour to san jose. we have the wind, we have the rain, we have a flash
. what happens when saint nick goes naughty. >>> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 13th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm bill weir. you remember way back when reality television was the way people described the nightly news? the unscripted genre has completely changed the landscape inside the screen you're watching right nower but how has it altered the meaning of the word reality? today the wildly popular auction show "storage wars" is under fire from an ex-star who says they are faking some of the big money shots. abc's dan harris separates fact from fiction. >> bring it on. >> 250! >> sold. >> reporter: it is one of the most popular reality shows on tv. "storage wars" has a simple addictive conceit. people bid on the contents of storage lockers that have been abandoned by their owners. >> oh, my gosh! >> what happened? >> there's a body in there. >> reporter: inside they find either the worthless things of people's lives. >> what's this? >> not good. >> reporter: or hidden treasures. >>
is on assignment. nick valencia is keeping me company here in studio. nick? >> good morning, randi. holiday weather may make it tough for holiday travels as aaa says 93.3 million people are expected to journey more than 50 miles in the coming days. the system that brought a blizzard to iowa and more than a foot of snow in wisconsin is now expected to drop inches in western pennsylvania and upstate new york today. >>> plus, there's a blizzard warning for parts of west virginia and north central maryland. >>> and heavy rains on the west coast may also cause travel delays especially in the san francisco area. >>> just ten days left for congress and the white house to make a deal and avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the first family arriving in hawaii for the christmas holiday there, you see president getting off the plane, but before he left, president obama urged republicans and democrats alike to get it done. >> in the next few days, i've asked leaders of congress to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans, an
are turning to those for comfort, she's no longer with us. ali? >> yeah, sad story. nick valencia at the cnn center in atlanta. thanks, nick. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm ali velshi. you're watching our special coverage of the connecticut school shooting. i'm in newtown, connecticut, about a block away from the school which is roughly behind me. a block away from the scene of the horrible massacre. here's what we know right now. in about an hour, officials are expected to start releasing the names of the victims. we've learned the names of two of the adults, the principal and a school counselor, but not the names of the children. now, that is expected to start happening at around 8:00 a.m. right where i am. right now the bodies are still inside the school. police say it's an active crime scene and that means the shooter's body is still there, as well. police say 20-year-old adam lanza was the shooter, and also say his mother's body was found inside the home they shared together about 2 1/2 miles from here. >> i'm john berman in the town square here in newtown. flags flying at half staff h
coverage. abc7 news reporter nick smith is live on interstate 580 over the richmond san rafael bridge where an overturned big rig is blocking lanes. cara clapper is live where they are watching the river rise. let's begin with abc7 news meteorologist lisa argen with a live at live doppler 7hd. >> it is flooding in sonoma county. we have a flood warning and it has been flooding in petaluma and willow creek. you can see the back edge of the front. this is where the winds have died off and the rains have ended. still some very heavy rain through novato and southward. and there is also flooding reported in marin county with a flood warning through 10:15 from the creek to the east bay, hercules and vaw knee shaw, 580. flooding in santa cruz, santa clara county. moderate rain in fremont and gusty winds in union city. on the peninsula, a heavy downpour and winds have lightened up here. but still some light rain. the front has yet to move through san francisco. some heavier rain on the peninsula from woodside to 280 and flooding is happening in the santa cruz mountains. we are looking at rain rates
or in the case of our student rising above tonight, both. introduce. >> good morning boys center. >> that is nick lions on the left anchoring the hannah boys center news. >> we are going to have chicken. >> good grades, college bound. hard to believe this is the same kid who came here from juvenile hall in ninth grade. >> i would have to describe nick's arrival here at hannah as one of a broken human being. >> i was giving up. i was done. >> his parents were addicted to drugs. nick is the toddler on the left. his parents would leave the children alone for days. one time in a motel. >> we didn't have any money. we had video games which kind of kept us busy. it wasn't really. >> what did you do for food? >> we didn't have any food. >> they moved every few months. then, one day, their parents took them to their grandparents in oak ridge. >> they dropped us off and said they would be back and they never came back. they left all four of us up there. >> they became wards of the court. two foster homes and then in their third placement, nick was in and out of juvenile hall. his sister and brother ran aw
in concord. abc7 news reporter nick smith is live in concord to explain what happened to the skateboarder. nick? >> dan, good evening. police are not saying much about the accident that took the life of that 21-year-old man. but they have confirmed to me that concord was his home. police tell abc7 news that a woman from clayton was driving this chevy tahoe when she hit and killed a man who was riding on his skateboard. the accident happened just after 4:30 this afternoon shutting down the traffic on monument boulevard and erickson road for hours while police collected evidence at the scene. police have confirmed the skateboarder, a 21-year-old from concord, was in the crosswalk headed northbound at erickson when he was hit by the driver of the chevy tahoe. when emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they immediately learned that the victim suffered major injuries. he was rushed to john muir hospital in walnut creek where he later died from his injuries. police are not releasing the name of the victim or the driver. but according to social media sites, it looks as though the driver may
a skateboard was killed in concord. abc7 news reporter nick smith is live in concord to explain what happened to the skateboarder. nick? >> dan, good evening. police are not saying much about the accident that took the life of that 21-year-old man. but they have confirmed to me that concord was his home. police tell abc7 news that a woman from clayton was driving this chevy tahoe when she hit and killed a man who was riding on his skateboard. the accident happened just after 4:30 this afternoon shutting down the traffic on monument boulevard and erickson road for hours while police collected evidence at the scene. police have confirmed the skateboarder, a 21-year-old from concord, was in the crosswalk headed northbound at erickson when he was hit by the driver of the chevy tahoe. when emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they immediately learned that the victim suffered major injuries. he was rushed to john muir hospital in walnut creek where he later died from his injuries. police are not releasing the name of the victim or the driver. but according to social media sites, it looks as th
and goliath story, redneck edition. anthony dowd owns the vw on the right. his neighbor, nick, owns this huge chevy pickup trucker on left. nick had been bugging anthony to do a bumper pull with his truck for months. he's like come on, man, i want to do a tug of war with my chevy against your volkswagen. sure the guy in the truck wants to do this but why did the guy in the vw agree to it? >> volkswagens have some giddy up and some torque and will kick it. >> yes! >> wow! that is not what you'd expect. >> not at all. the chevy gets a little bit of a hop and the back end shakes itself to pieces. the uploader said the tie rods in the chevy broke under the stress. that helped the tourreg win this battle. ♪ >> this is another dog rescue video that's going to tug your heart strings and i bet you nick will say, gayle, you need to adopt this dog. this dog's name is maple. you will never believe where maple was found. >> i got a call for a dog in a tree, which was very weird. i had cats in trees, not dogs. >> it wasn't up in the tree like a cat, this dog, maple, she was founding in thisel maple was
, perfectly delivered to hakeem nicks, 25- yard strikes. giants roll over the saints to improve 8-5. next up a road date against the falcons. >>> an emotional game for the cowboys playing the bengals a day after the death of teammate jerry brown. we start the highlights in the 4th quarter, cowboys trail 19- 10. tony romo steps up and hits a streaking dez bryant on a slant, a 27-yard score. dallas cuts the deficit to two points. final seconds dan bryant, sets up from 40 yards out and calmly nails the game winning field goal as time expires. cowboys rally to edge the bengals 20-19. dallas like the redskins 7-6 a game behind the nfc east leading giants. >>> the bucs with the 2002 reunion of their super bowl team prior to todays game with the philadelphia eagles, four minutes to go, eagles trail 21- 10. rookie nick foles steps up and hits clay harbor. philly down five. the game's final play folds as jeremy maclin sliding catch inbounds, game winning score. eagles win for the first time in 70 days. they help the redskins in the process, a 23-21 win as bucs fall to 6-7. >>> the seahawks hosting th
. the first thing i want to do, though, is go to nick valencia. because nick is working on information about the victims of this tragedy. we spent some time talking about the shooter. but we are really worried about the victims. 18 children and six adults were shot on-site. another two children died in hospital. let's go to nick valencia at the cnn center in atlanta. nick, two of the adults inside the school have been identified. what do we know about them? >> as you mentioned all morning, this story really is about the victims. two of the names that we know so far, two of the adults, six adults were shot in all, two names that we have been able to confirm, dawn hochsprung, she was the principal at sandy hook elementary school since 2010. she's described, ali, as someone you would want educating your children. sort of the teacher's teacher. she was very involved educator, memorable for her enthusiasm and that wonderful smile you see there. she spent her career rising through the ranks of the connecticut education system, working in various elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools
tickets and convenience store candy, but procrastination does have an up side. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: we've entered the final, hectic 30 hours of gift buying. you look quite stressed? >> i have anxiety right now. i'm not going to lie. i'm tripping out. i just want to make sure everyone's taken care of. >> reporter: there are crumbs of comfort. signs say the late gift just might be the best gift. number one -- frugality evaporates, you throw money at the pressing problem and spend more. number two -- under pressure, you make gut instinct decisions. >> let's say you want to buy a sweater for your wife, if you think about it too much, you might outthink yourself and may not make a good choice. >> reporter: do you feel you perform best under pressure? >> absolutely. >> reporter: do you always do it last minute? >> absolutely, yes. that's the only way to do it. you have no more time, you have to make a good decision. >> reporter: ron claiborne started his shopping this morning. >> i could never get focused until the 23rd, the 24th, sometimes not until the 25th. >> reporter: s
thrill-seeker, nick watt, went along for the ride. >> reporter: sailing, but not as we knew it. a gigantic catamaran, in san francisco bay sailing too close to the wind. the most advanced yacht on earth, capsizing this fall. on these boats, that's not even a sail. it's a carbon fiber wing. and the sailors, well, they're gymed-out beefcakes, suited up like football players. >> it's not always putting on blazers and sitting on the side with a gin and tonic. >> reporter: that's what i thought. rich, portly men, with one hand on the tiller and a faceoff, for a hunk of silver, called the americas cup. then, i went out as a guest racer with jimmy spizle, a no-nonsense aussie. he won it for the u.s. in 2010. these catamarans can fly nearly 50 miles per hour. it is terrifying. sailing has finally entered the 21st century, fueled by larry ellison's billions and a band of young, brash athletes. sailing is now getting the fans that flock to nascar. >> you can see what's happening on the water. you can capsize these boats. you can crash them hard. these boats are pushing hard. you push too
in the nick of time. that's it! nick like in st. nick. narrator:then the horrible trioa nasty idea. those mean spirited spooks had a foul, evil idea. every person in kriss liked christmas a lot. but the trio, the ghostly trio, did not. ♪ ♪ perhaps his fat head was not stuck on quite right. it could be, perhaps, that those sheets were too tight, but i think that most likely reason of all, may have been that they were jerks. that's it for the lights. we've ? every hole. i think the chimney is three sizes to small. ♪ narrator: with a twist under shimmy, he slid like a snake. he stole the roast beef and even the cake. hey guys.
. oh, we'll come up with someway to ruin christmas in the nick of time. that's it! nick like in st. nick. narrator:then the horrible trioa nasty idea. those mean spirited spooks had a foul, evil idea. every person in kriss liked christmas a lot. but the trio, the ghostly trio, did not. ♪ ♪ perhaps his fat head was not stuck on quite right. it could be, perhaps, that those sheets were too tight, but i think that most likely reason of all, may have been that they were jerks. that's it for the lights. we've ? every hole. i think the chimney is three sizes to small. ♪ narrator: with a twist under shimmy, he slid like a snake. he stole the roast beef and even the cake.
area. we have team coverage a of our storm watch. abc 7 news reporter keira is in pacifica. nick smith is at sfo where holiday travelers are seeing flight delays. a quick first look at the weather. >> good morning. we are looking at a cold front strong one moving into the bay area. all of the reds andie and yells with flooding occurring now near pedaluma. here is pedaluma. stony brook road, pen grove park some streams above flood stage. to the north, forestville looking at heavy rain. further south, southern marin county, south salito lighter rain. heavier cells here into the east bay around the san ramon valley. dublin, 5850 heavy rain. further on the peninsula looking at good cells from pacifica, half moon bay, moss beach and montera. heavy remember rain. lighter returns for sunnyvale, coupe cuper it tino and san jose. the suze mountains have gilroy, light rain here. moisture pushinged in along the coast. winds up to 38 meals an hour in oakland with a wind advisory through 1:00 in the north bay and 2:00 through the south bay. continues to increase throughout the morning hours. we cle
be playing on sunday afternoon. >> nick and nate diaz have incredible conditioning and they are triathletes and benson henderson is leaning on nathan trying to take it away. again with the leg kick and low . it was a nice trip . rolling under and good shot to the head by benson. that is the trick that he used a second ago. he looked to trick him there. he used to sweep to get him down. both men with the clinch. joe, nate would like a little distance to get the boxing going. >> he would. that is the same benson when he can land the legs. he is avoiding the distance and nice combee . avoiding the distance and lands his own leg kick. thoyce couple early from henderson may have done dag to nate diaz and paying dividends for the champion. fight californied for five, five minute rounds here on fox. >> his older brother nick in the corner said to nate diaz back him up. john crouch immediately said you know why he's talking. you know why he's talking because you are getting the better of him. use the leg kicks and set it up with your hands first. >> nate would talk even if he was winning . >> the d
know, just blew my mind when it happened. >> reporter: he played football and wrestled with nick in middle school, wrestled with him in high school. he and another teammate, now the assistant principal, remember nick as a no nonsense kid who never wanted to be anything but a navy s.e.a.l. >> you had to go up against him in practice. what was that like? >> when you got tired towards the end, he was still one of the kids that didn't slow down, that didn't give in. >> reporter: here, nick was known as a good wrestler but not a superstar. what stood out to tony was an operation that nick got that didn't have anything to do with wrestling, tony says, but had everything to do with nick's determination and his goals. >> he had lasik eye surgery when he was a junior in high school. >> reporter: why did he do that? >> to weed out any complications or any doubt that anybody would have for him to succeed in the s.e.a.l.s. he wanted perfection. >> reporter: this physics teacher remembered a kid who strove for perfection in the classroom, too. >> he wouldolve problems in ways i didn't show hi
't get much better. i'm nick watt for "nightline" in london. >> nick, the tourists were just being polite. thanks to you, though. thank you for watching abc news, good morning america will be with you in the morning. we leave you tonight with a look at the important people who have brought "nightline" to you over the past year. we hope you have a happy holiday and will see you here tomorrow. the past year. >>> up next on "jimmy kimmel live" samuel l. jackson. >> i think you are known for cursing more than anyone else. >> why is that? >> because you curse all the time. >> the cast of "jersey shore" and this year in unnecessary sensorship. >> i p
. 1st quarter eagles drive first, nick foles to jeremy maclin. foles frustrated a large majority of the day. late 1st quarter foles chased from behind by ryan kerrigan. he coughs it up. richard crawford scoops, one of two turnovers and one of five sacks. led to a kai forbath field goal. 2nd quarter griffin in more of a pocket qb role, hits pierre garcon for a 27-yard gain, his fifth straight gain of 65 yards or more receiving sets up a second forbath field goal. a third straight game with an interception for fletch. five on the season. a quick pass out to josh morgan in from 11-yard out from the touchdown, skins with the lead for -- 11 yards out from the touchdown, skins with the lead for good. first drive of the 3rd quarter skins marched right down the field and it's alfred morris capping it off with a 10-yard run and a baseball swing, his 10th touchdown of the season, 22 carries, 91-yard, 2010- skins. 3rd quarter 3rd and 10 a perfect pass from griffin to santana moss. look at effort by moss, drags that foot, gets both in the end zone, a touchdown and it's 27- 13 lead. nick fol
and shortly after was eagles nick foles. rg3 was on the sideline this time ready to go with that brace on. second quarter the defense comes up with kerrigan. it takes him a while but he sacks foles and it is recovered. 7-3 eagles. foles throws and fletcher did the rest. redskins gets the ball to eagles 25-yard line. movements later rg3 finds morgan and he fines his way to the end zone. in the first drive of the third morris, finds foles and keeps going. definitely a breakout rookie. it is 20-10 skins. this was the top plays all over it. still put two feet in, gets the 22-yard t.d. but the eagle fight back. after rg3 pick dion lewis runs up the middle. eight seconds to go and eagles threatening again. this is where you're glad it is nick foles and not -- i don't know tom brady, because it is incomplete with one second left. grounding is called which mean there is a 10 second runoff. the game is over. skins win 27-20. here is rg3 after the game. >> it is not abbreviated with a running quarterback before that or whatever else anybody wants to say they call me qu
-year-old man riding a skateboard was killed in concord. abc7 news reporter nick smith is live in concord to explain what happened to the skateboarder. nick? >> dan, good evening. police are not saying much about the accident that took the life of that 21-year-old man. but they have confirmed to me that concord was his home. police tell abc7 news that a woman from clayton was driving this chevy tahoe when she hit and killed a man who was riding on his skateboard. the accident happened just after 4:30 this afternoon shutting down the traffic on monument boulevard and erickson road for hours while police collected evidence at the scene. police have confirmed the skateboarder, a 21-year-old from concord, was in the crosswalk headed northbound at erickson when he was hit by the driver of the chevy tahoe. when emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they immediately learned that the victim suffered major injuries. he was rushed to john muir hospital in walnut creek where he later died from his injuries. police are not releasing the name of the victim or the driver. but according t
is loading its bombs with chemical weapons. welcome to you both. this is pretty serious, isn't it, nick? you've just been in syria. is it actually news, in the sense of this is the first we heard of this? or are the pentagon briefing, this is a reality? >> have have been reports already, that syria has weaponized its nerve gas already into scud missiles, into artillery and into bombs. these have been going on, in fact, i noticed cnn two days ago had reported something similar. there seems to be more reports that chemicals for nerve gas are being united. there team seems to be more reports of them mixing. that's pretty alarming. >> i remember covering back in britain, the iraq war buildup. and we had almost exactly the same pattern. bad guy has chemical weapons about to use them on his people. we have to do something. turned out to be a lot of twadle. how do we know this intelligence is true? >> i suppose we don't know. there's a lot of reporting, true or false. i don't know as much as nick does on this tropic. there's a lot of reporting, these chemical, weapons of mass destruction, came in t
it happened. >> the played football and wrestled with nick in middle school at norwin high school outside of pittsburgh. he and another teammate, now the assistant principal at norwin remember him as a no-nonsense kid that never wanted to be anything but a navy s.e.a.l. >> what when you went up against him in practice what was it like. >> when you got tired in the end, he didn't slow down or give in. >> her he was known as a good wrestler but not a superstar. what stold stood out to tony was an operation that nick got that didn't have anything to do with wrestling but everything to do with nick's determination and goal sghs he had lasik eye surgery when he was a junior in high school. >> why did he have that? >> to weed out any complications or any doubt that anybody would have for him to, you know, succeed in the s.e.a.l.s. he wanted perfection. >> reporter: physics teacher remembers a kid that strived for perfection in the classroom. >> he would solve problems in a way i didn't show them but they would be right. >> he went to the navy from high school. >> and in ten years served in iraq
'm joined by two of those executives. nick aikens, ceo and president of american electric power and patricia vincent colwin, chairwoman, ceo and president of pnm resources. thanks for coming in. pat, i want to go to you first. dividend taxes you don't often think of effect they may have on utilities. you argue they would have direct effect, perhaps unintended consequences. what would be the effect? they could almost triple the rate of taxes on dividends. how would that affect your industry and your customers? >> david, actually a couple of ways. first of all we raise a lot of capital in this industry. we'll spend about $9 billion a year investing in our electric grid in this company and if the dividend taxes go up, the stock prices could go down, therefore making capital, in my company in particular, we finance 50% of all of our projects with equity. cost of capital could go up and therefore rates to our customers could go up. they could also get impacted another way. a lot of our customers are also our shareholders. and a lot of those folks, actually 65% of them, maybe below $100,000. if th
traveling evangelists, nick vujicic is a rock star. he's packed them in in churches around the globe. this is his second visit to the northland megachurch in orlando -- a preacher with no arms and no legs who wants no sympathy. >> why does a man without arms and legs have a smile like this? it surpasses the understanding of the world, because i should be depressed. i was, until christ came in. >> reporter: he travels with another message -- that churches need to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. >> to me, in my mind everyone has a disability. everyone needs god. but definitely it is said again and again and again, we need to go out and reach out to those people who are in need. >> reporter: it's not surprising that nick vujicic would be invited to northland this is a church withbout 15,000 members that goes out of its way to welcome and accommodate people in need, including the disabled. one program the church offers is a class for physically and mentally disabled children. >> we're going to read the bible story that we just heard. >> reporter: laura lee wright has cereb
rueter and david nick connected like old friends. >> i'm from new orleans, we hug people. >> a lot of happy memories here. >> oh, absolutely. >> reporter: for 16 years rueter has worked as a dispatcher for new york city's fire department. >> how high did the water come. >> the water was up to about here. >> reporter: sandy's storm surge devastated the home his family has owned since 1987. david nick is a new orleans fire department captain. one of 36 firefighters from his city volunteering in new york. helping fire department personnel here rebuild their homes. >> seven years ago we had a pretty big storm in new orleans. and the city of new york sent 600 guys down to help us out. and they made a huge difference for us. >> reporter: their work is partly about repaying that kindness. when hurricane katrina hit. >> when they showed up, you know, we fought fires with these guys. they helped us with rescues. they came and they did what we are doing today, which is incredibly noble but the most important thing that they did was the lifting of the spirits. >> reporter: 9 team assigned to
for the merchant association, if you could pass it along, that would be fantastic. >> great. and then to nick, then, just to follow-up on final questions. just remind me again in terms of the local hire. i want to thank supervisor mar for advocating for that. i think that's a great start. how many jobs did you say that would translate to? >> well, the commitments an annual job fair in the outer sunset and richmond. they are committed to having the two largest employers on the site, the two largest vending companies, the security company, and the beverage company who employ over 1200 patrons on-site, that they would work through that jobs fair to hire any available positions for the event. i do want to say i think the event has already employed many of the principles of local hire and planning the entertainment for this festival to have 26% of their own staff. we're based in san francisco. local 16 who actually the stagehands at the festival, over 36% of their staff are san francisco residents. but working with supervisor mar and through his leadership, we are hoping to increase those numbers as we
: for company founder nick goodman, the journey began on a surf board in 2002. the original goal for go pro was to produce a camera that the average surfer could use to capture themselves while they were surfing. >> reporter: and now, eight years later, woodman and his old surfing buddies that happen to be the cheap's top officer, like brad schmidt, took "nightline" on a four-day r&d road trip in nicaragu nicaragua. does anybody ever say, you have the best gig in the world? >> all the time. but i think he has the best gig in the world. >> reporter: he might. >> i mean, look at him. >> reporter: smiling. he looks really stressed out to me. look at this guy. and they have a lot to smile about. go prois now the world's best selling small camera. 3 million sold since 2009. success you could arguably credit to the hordes of bruised and uncaged stuntmen out there, trying to live up to the product's name. hero. you see, the vast majority of go pro videos out there are user generated. >> youtube has helped make go pro what it is today. facebook, also. our customers going out and capturing interesti
addictive to american audiences? abc's nick watt got a rare access to the set to find out. >> rolling, quiet, please. action. >> reporter: here we are behind the scenes of "downton abbey" filmed in a real castle, not a sound stage. >> you can come up. it's a girl. >> reporter: a sneak peek at the series about to hit your screens, perhaps the most unlikely smash hit on american tv. it's just so downright british. but it's a soap opera so soaked in history that even pseudo intellects confess their love of it. a blend of crumbling bricks, corsets, men dying in their own beds and englishness. >> of course. would happen to a foreigner. it's typical. >> don't be ridiculous. >> i'm not being ridiculous. no englishman would dream of dying in someone else's house. >> reporter: hugh bonnville plays the patriarch trying to marry off his three daughters the keep the estate in the family. >> you could stay here if you married matthew. >> you know i'd never marry any man that i was told to. >> reporter: it's unexpected formula for a ratings bonanza. >> someone said it's like crack. >> it is. it's crack wi
-sections or get hitched. we asked abc's lucky guy, nick watt, to visit the mecca of good fortune, las vegas. >> reporter: we're counting down to midnight to december 12th, 2012. we're in vegas. >> welcome to the world famous little white chapel. in about five minutes, it will be 12-12-12 and all these couples will be married and they'll be happy. >> reporter: if only life were that simple. why are you getting married in the middle of the night in las vegas? >> it's the earliest we could do it on 12-12-12. >> reporter: special moment follows special molt. >> you may now kiss your bride. >> once in a lifetime and that's what we're supposed to be doing here. >> reporter: your dad got married here? >> yeah, some years ago. one of his marriages. >> reporter: you think it's lucky? >> yeah, it's got to be lucky. >> reporter: why? >> 12 itself is a very spiritual, lucky number. it's a number of completion. >> reporter: really? >> people just really resonate with that strong repetition and symbolism of having one number. >> reporter: we like to look for order in the chaos of life. 12-12-12 is order,
county. three people were killed. nick smith explains what happened. >> sky7hd was over the scene minutes after a crash at i-280 at edgewood road. the driver of this lexus had pulled in next to the median to fix a flat tire. it was then the black car swerved and crashed into the lexus. >> there were four people total. three of the people were pronounced dead at the scene. >> killed at the scene 40-year-old woman and 28-year-old man and another 20-year-old woman. >> it looks like speed was a factor. >> we have learned that the driver of the black car is an 82-year-old man from the bay area. he was taken to stanford medical center for non life-threatening injuries. once he is released he will face felony charges of vehicular manslaughter. late afternoon crash caused a back-up for miles. >> investigators say neither alcohol or drugs appear to be factor tor. along i-280 nick smith. >> sandhya patel is here with a lookat the forecast. >> winter is week away from today but we are feeling the chill outside. as you look out live doppler radar, skies are clearing out. cold overnight and chilly wit
office is evacuate. >> there are reports of injuries. nick smith is live near high and macarthur boulevard. >> reporter: let me start with what we know. two people were treated on the scene and there were eight customers inside of the post office at the time of the evacuation. over my shoulder you can see this is still very much an active scene. this is what we know, crews and haz-mat units are investigating a suspicious substance found on a package at the laurel branch in oakland. oakland police tell me oakland fire received a call around 10 a.m. that an employee had an unknown substance leaking from a package. in less than 20 minutes, officials had cleared the facility of employees and customers. outside the building in the parking lot two employees of the office office reported signs coughing and eye irritation. those two employees are receiving treatment from first responders.back live i can telle oakland postmaster general has arrived. they are evacuating the situation. no one has been allowed to pass the barrier because they've not cleared the area. we have seen some
at 7:00 a.m. and will stay open through sunday night. nick smith is live in with more. hi, nick. >> good evening, you know, the traditional 9-5 changed for most people, but retailers getting on board, by using deep discounts and extended hours to lure customers in. but they say that this is for convenience of shoppers fchl that mean means giving that best deal may northbound the wee hours of the morning. >>$nd÷ with only four days to , retailers pulling out stops to give bargain hunters and shoppers through their door autos well, today they have really good deals. >> the coupon site retail me not shows 30% of the shoppers are waiting for last minute deals to make big purchases. the macy's at may fair center opened at 7:00 a.m. meaning that holding baby sophia for a christmas photo could be the easiest thing on jant's list. >> this is about people having different schedules. >> this spokesperson says that the last big shopping weekend has appealed to retailers and shoppers and being open through the night seems like a natural step. >> people are on different work schedules and
for victims of the sandy hook shooting. nick smith is live from the cathedral dral of christ the light church near lake merit. nick? >> good evening. it was a moving and respectful ceremony designed to pay tribute to those that lost their lives on friday in newtown, connecticut. >> the archbishop led the mass. >> that as we weep for brothers and sisters take it from us by a sudden, violent death. >> 200 faithful listened he spoke of the need for prayer. young, old looking to each other and above for answers a wreath in memory of sandy hook elementary was hung, names of the victims, read aloud. those i spoke with say the tragedy made them feel spiritually connected. they were here to heal. >> just enkurmt to the families of those that lost their loved ones. and just to know that god is still the head of our lives. >> it helps us support others through our faith that. is why we came today. hoping that the theme of love and words of heavenly peace will do just that to a community still feeling a great deal of pain. >> in time of loss and darkness it reminds us ever more that the light of christ
hear from nick watt, the holiday shopping season is not over yet. >> reporter: we have just entered the final frantic hours of gift buying. you look stressed. >> i have a little anxiety. i'm not going the lie. i'm tripping out. >> reporter: there are crumbs of comfort. the sign says the delayed gifts might be the best. number one, frugality i vap rates. you throw money at the problem. number two, you make a gut instinct decision. >> you want to buy a sweater for your wife. if you think about it too much, you may outthink yourself and not make a good choice. >> reporter: you to feel you perform better under pressure? >> absolutely. you have to make a good decision. you have to make a decision. >> reporter: stores stay open for the last-minute larrys. target until 10:00 p.m. walgreen's is open christmas day. another advantage of last minute is the sales have already begun. the late bird can catch the best worm. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> happy shopping, everybody. >>> some shoppers may have been waiting for the sales to begin. others may be proe contrast narts like many of u
. >> our team storm watch coverage continues with nick smith. nick, you were there when a father and daughter had to be rescued from the water near red but -- redwood city. >> they were happy to be out of the water and dry. first responders say the heavy wind and rain made the weather and the waters completely unpredictable. look at some of the video shot earlier today. john paige and his daughter, allison, were rescued by the redwood city fire department after kayaking took a dangerous term. just after 1:00 p.m. redwood city fire received a call telling them two kayakers were strand. water rescue responded and conducted a search, and teams found the two in only minutes using try angulation. >> we just blot stuck and it would have been a long time before the tide and storms went away and we were freezing. i had my iphone and charged and in a waterproof pack. >> he says the waters they were enjoying only minutes before quickly turned. first responders say heavy wind and rain can make the water completely unpredictable. when the tide rolled out the duo was stuck in the mud and trap
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